Tokamak Energy news

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Skipjack
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RERT wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:54 pm
Yes, but should have relatively less contact with the coolant N2, confusing the issue. Should have just used a copper tape with the same dimensions.
That is a fair point.

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HMG also throwing a little more money at TE, as well as GF...

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/ministe ... ak-energy/

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RERT wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:28 am
HMG also throwing a little more money at TE, as well as GF...

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/ministe ... ak-energy/
Good for them! I noticed that they have been doing some work on divertors. The recent super X divertor work at MAST will likely benefit them as well. Lots of synergies there. So I assume that this makes a lot of sense.
Really the UK, has been doing well lately in the fusion arena. One of the governments that seems most serious about this. Though others, like the US, China and Russia are finally waking up to it too. Canada does not officially have a fusion program, but for a relatively small country, they have invested a good amount into GF. The rest though seems to be forever stuck in ITER- land.

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"Tokamak Energy signals major expansion with over 160 new jobs as it pioneers commercial fusion energy"

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/tokamak ... on-energy/

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Carl White wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:07 pm
"Tokamak Energy signals major expansion with over 160 new jobs as it pioneers commercial fusion energy"

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/tokamak ... on-energy/
I saw that! Good news for them! Also hope they get to 100 million degrees soon! I think their build is ready now.

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I found this:

https://energyskeptic.com/2021/why-toka ... -work-out/

Not strictly relevant to TE, but much more interesting than the lightweight hit-piece I was expecting. I'd be interested in folks' thoughts...

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Meh... IIRC, TE is aiming for >20 Tesla fields, not just 6 to 7. So the author is already off the mark with that one. And 200 MWe is not exactly "tiny". It is a commercially relevant scale. Whether Tokamak Energy will be commercially successful depends on the final plant configuration. Personally, I am not sure what that will look like, but I am sure they have thought about this and have planned for this. I mean, you have to write a business plan to attract investors...

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Here is one Tokamak Energy abstract from the upcoming APS Division of Plasma Physics 2021 conference http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DPP21/Session/UO08.11.

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'Uk set to be the first country to legislate for safe and efficient rollout of fusion energy'

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-s ... ion-energy

'UKs first fusion technology centre opens in South Yorkshire'

https://sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/news ... a8b4cd5728

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Glad to see the UK leading the way here!

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This is an explainer on the article on 'partial insulation HTS magnet technology' mentioned above, which is good because I needed one...

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/tokamak ... echnology/

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:26 am
This is an explainer on the article on 'partial insulation HTS magnet technology' mentioned above, which is good because I needed one...

https://www.tokamakenergy.co.uk/tokamak ... echnology/
Very cool! If they have the coils in 2022, then they will be a long way towards the break even capable prototype. We might even see it earlier than 2025. Fingers crossed!

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Three more press releases from the UK government. The first links to the next two. The second opens a consultation on regulation of fusion, which is open until this Christmas Eve. Members of the public can contribute. The third is the UK government fusion energy strategy.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gove ... ion-energy
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... -framework
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... n-strategy

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